Dec 4, 2012 2:30pm PST
forces. the statement echoes a strong warning issued by u.s. president barack obama on monday. >> more than 40,000 people have been killed since the uprising began in march 2011. here's a look at what the alliance's defense will look like on turkey's border to syria. >> it is designed to detect, intercept, and hit an enemy missile. there are batteries like these stationed in germany. some could be deployed to turkey within weeks. berlin is calling it a legitimate request from a nato ally. >> turkey has already been hit by cross-border mortar fire from syria, so it is understandable that turkey is holon and has asked the alliance for a sign of solidarity. refusing that request would have profound implications for the alliance and send the wrong signal to the regime of president assad. >> nato is warning damascus not to cross a red line, for instance, by using chemical weapons. >> the use of chemical weapons would be completely unacceptable for the whole international community, and if anybody resorts to these terrible weapons, i would expect an immediate reaction. >> apart from germany,
Dec 6, 2012 2:30pm PST
" forbes" has named barack obama as the world's most powerful person in its annual rankings. german chancellor angela merkel is in second place while russian president vladimir putin is in third. >> in the wake of the typhoon, the philippines is calling on united nations negotiators to do more about climate change and global warming. >> representatives from nearly 200 countries are gathered for a summit on the environment. they hope to find ways to lower emissions worldwide. >> but there are deep divisions, and many expect there will not be any results from the talks, which and tomorrow. >> dw spoke earlier to the head of the u.n. environment program and we asked him if anything at all could come out of this conference. >> we still have to give you a days ago, and i believe there will be a number of outcomes. the green climate fund, the kyoto protocol extension -- these are fundamental building blocks of an international climate process, but ever since copenhagen, we are pursuing a search for a new framework for global climate cooperation, and doha in itself will not deliver that. w
Dec 7, 2012 2:30pm PST
. >> but as the holidays draw closer, u.s. president barack obama and his family have lit the national christmas tree outside the white house. >> it is an annual tradition dating back to 1923. this year's giant blue spruce is new and will remain planted outside the white house throughout the year. the tree is lit by 450 strands of alley delights and 120 star ornaments. >> that looks like a fun party. >> beautiful christmas in the white house for sure. that is all we have run out. thanks for watching. >> do not forget, you can find more on our website at dw.de. see you soon.
Dec 7, 2012 5:30pm PST
may encourage job seekers and president obama. officials at the labor department issued their first report since obama's re-election. they say the unemployment rate fell last month to its lowest level in nearly four years. the jobless rate edged down to 7.7% from 7.9% in october. it's been under 8% for 3 straight months. employers added 146,000 non-farm jobs. economists had forecast about 90,000. employers created jobs in retail, ledger, hospitality and health care. they shed jobs in construction and manufacturing. officials at the labor department say hurricane sandy did not substantially impact their estimates. some analysts expected the job situation to improve but can't predict how bad the fiscal cliff will affect economic growth. here is dean maki at barclays capital. >> we had 146,000 jobs created. that are pretty much in line with the last two months and right in line with where we think the trend is right now. president obama's re-election clearly reduced one set of uncertainties which was who's going to win the election. we now know that he did win, but it hasn't reduced th